Actor Johnny Depp's film production crew on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales claim they were forced to camp outside the A-listers home in Australia while filming.

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And it's because they needed to keep a watchful eye on Captain Sparrow's erratic movements.

"There were certainly days when our plans were challenged." film producer said.Source:

Johnny rented motorcyclist Mick Doohan’s Queensland estate which was always surrounded by a media frenzy outside his front gate.

"You’ve got to understand the kind of pressure Johnny was under in Australia,” Bruckheimer said. Source: Richard Gosling

And according to film producer Jerry Bruckheimer, the press was relentless and hounded the actor non-stop.

"At times helicopters would follow him home. There would be so many media outside his gates that trucks were feeding them. There was so much stuff made up about him: that Johnny had a fight on set and had gone back to the States, which we both read about while we were in his trailer,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.

Johnny also didn't stick to his filming schedule, which led to the film crew having to wait around for the actor.

And despite being spoken to about the issue on several occasion, the star's behaviour didn't shift, so crew members would apparently camp outside his home to keep an eye on him.

Depp’s tardiness on set forced producers to camp outside his house to monitor his movements. Source: Getty

"When he got up, he’d turn on the light, and the moment the light went on they’d call the line producer, who would then call the director: ‘He’s up! He’s getting ready!’ “ says an on-set source revealed to The Hollywood Reporter.

"They even had a special code term, like ‘The eagle has landed.’ Johnny had no idea this was going on,” the insider told the publication.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will hit Aussie cinemas on May 27.

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